MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, October 14, 2018

Sunday, October 14, 2018

ARP Blue Marvin restoration demonstration - operational tips from CMS

Published on Oct 14, 2018 Phil Cirocco

"This is a short demo video showing some operational tips and nominal volume levels on the ARP 2600. The unit shown is one of the very first 2600s ever made. We recently repaired and restored this beauty to full functionality for a customer. The sound is coming from the 2600 speakers and being recorded by the phone mic. This unit had a partial APU installed since it already had great sounding chips."

Body Fool - Live

Published on Oct 14, 2018 Body Fool

1. Body Fool - Live at Warschauer Str
Body Fool
2. Body Fool - Live at Noisegeballer #4 KuZe Potsdam
Live Performance at Noisegeballer #4 on 28th September 2018
3. Body Fool - DatWalk 2017
Performance at Atelier Äuglein on 28th October 2017.

Various plants played notes on a heavy processed synthesizer.
4. Body Fool - REPLICA Cricket Symphony - Noiseberg #84
Interdisciplinary artist Diana Neranti and sound wizard Body Fool—both REPLICA emissaries—let insects steal the show for a unique performance made of natural microtonalities and artificial synchronicities.

REPLICA is an experimental platform where expressive movement rooted in dance & theatre meets augmented embodiment and creative technologies. Together with performers, scientists and technologist we engage in a playful exploration of possibilities: in what ways can technology enhance our bodies by challenging, training and expanding our expressive, perceptive and creative capabilities? In what ways does it enhance our culture? Together, we imagine and rehearse future rituals, devise new interaction models between humans and machines, and prototype tools, performances and future folklores.

Dream Steps | Ciat-Lonbarde, D1000, OP1, eKalimba

Published on Oct 14, 2018 HAINBACH

19.10. Hamburg Uebel und Gefaehrlich (with Bad Stream)
20.10. Berlin Kantine Am Berghain (with Bad Stream)
20.11. Düsseldorf Die Digitale
24.11. Leipzig (TBC)
More dates TBC.

Preparing for my live shows I always try to the make the most upbeat music possible. Usually it ends up much darker once I get on stage, as I find making "happy" music hard when improvising. But still, its good to push myself to different places.

μClouds granular module - dry sound examples (Eurorack Mutable Clouds in 8HP)

Published on Oct 14, 2018 DreamsOfWires

"μClouds is granular audio processor/texture synthesizer, and an 8hp version of the Mutable Instruments 'Clouds' Eurorack module. With the Parasite firmware installed it has additional functions (do an internet search to find the latest details).
No additional effects were used, what you hear is just μClouds and the sound source I'm feeding it - homemade samples via a Music Thing Modular 'Radio Music', and my trusty old Korg Volca Keys.
This is a simple video demo of some sounds I discovered during my first proper experience with the module, not a qualified overview. I've had it for quite a while, but not had time to look at it properly, and it's clear I've got a lot to learn yet. However, just from dabbling you can achieve some surprising results.
I can't remember for certain which modes I used, but the last patch/sound is definitely the Spectral Madness mode. Also, when you see a solid green light it indicates that the 'freeze' function is active, and so a slice of the sound has been grabbed and being used as a wash/drone. The reverb you can hear is from the module and a component of each mode.
You can buy, support, or follow my music at the following locations:"

Polivoks, Elements and some Reverb

Published on Oct 14, 2018 verstaerker

"bringing a drone from the Macbeth Elements to life using the GFI Specular Tempus - Polivoks Sequence ran through some delay and the same reverb"

Best Ambient Synth Shootout #59: Evolution Synthesis EVS-1 - Song 3

Published on Oct 14, 2018 Christian's Sonic Spaces

"This is the third song with my latest addition, the Evolution Synthesis EVS-1. It's a 16-voice polyphonic, 8-part multitimbral, digital synthesizer featuring 4OP FM, 4OP Phase Distortion, Ringmodulation, Waveshaping, etc. It wasn't very successful when it came out in the early 90s. The reasons might be that one need a computer software to programm this synth, the sounds contain significant digital artefacts and it hasn't any filter and effects. But thanks to the 4 6-stage envelopes and 2 LFOs which all can be freely routed to each control two different parameters of the synth engine including LFOs themselves AND the "wavetable", it's a beast to create crispy, wobbling, glitchy, drony, weird, industrial-like soundscapes. The aliasing is here a significant part of the sound design ;-) I'm really impressed how versatile and "fresh" it still can sound.

BTW, all sounds I used for this song I've created myself ;-)

I used for the recording the following FX chain:
Evolution Synthesis EVS-1 - Alesis Philtre - Alesis Ampliton - Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe - GFI System Specular Reverb 2 - Alesis 3630. Depending on the recorded track some FX are deactivated.

The signal goes via a small Behringer mixer straight into the pc.

To create the complete song I recorded consecutively several stereo tracks. The final song was then mastered with just a bit compression on some tracks and some limiting on the master track."

mc Beap demo

Published on Oct 14, 2018 stretta

"Demo of the polyphonic version of Beap for Max 8 currently under development."

The Daily Noodle #12 - MOOG Model 15 (No Talking) iPad Demo

Published on Oct 14, 2018 thesoundtestroom

The History of the Prophet Synthesizer

Published on Oct 13, 2018 Alex Ball

"One of the most interesting stories of the synth world is that of Dave Smith and Sequential Circuits. I decided to try to tell some of it via their flagship series, from the Prophet 5 in 1978 to the Prophet X in 2018. With the help of a dozen other people who were incredibly generous and equally excited by their instruments, this film is the result: The History of the Prophet Synthesizer.

Massive and heart-felt thanks to all of these awesome Prophet people, this film would be very short without you!"

SundaySynth #18 : Sequential OB-6 Arpeggiator

Published on Oct 13, 2018 Khoral Central

"Some more OB-6 arpeggiator test, using the DSI Tempest as a controller, on a Tempest/Digitakt beat.
Shot with Fuji X-Pro2, Lensbaby Trio 28 lens."


Published on Oct 14, 2018 The Tuesday Night Machines

"Here's a quick stereo tryout jam with the LEPLOOP Arpopone melody generator and the Bastl Instruments Thyme delay.


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Audio gear used:
LEPLOOP Arpopone: Bassline and chord melody generator

Bastl Instruments THYME: Digital tape machine delay effect

The Arpopone provides the master clock, syncing the Thyme's delay and stereo modulation features."

Akai MPK Mini Play (unboxing, review, sound demo) & Sound List

Published on Oct 12, 2018 Chilled Coughee

"Quick hardware review of the new MPK mini Play from Akai. I will be reviewing all 128 key sounds along with the 10 drum kits. This controller/standalone is a great studio addition."

Sound list:

Pino (grand) 1 French Horn Std. Set
Piano (grand) 2 Brass Section Room Set
(El Grand) Piano 3 Synth Brass 1 Power Set
Honky-tonk piano Synth Brass 2 Elec. Set
El. Piano 1 Soprano Sax Tr808 Set
El. Piano 2 Alto Sax Jazz

DIY 5 voice analog synthesizer - Now working

Published on Oct 14, 2018 RH Electronics

"Here is the (almost) complete 5 voice analog synth that I have been building for the last couple of months.
It's finally working, just a few tuning tweaks and features to add, but otherwise it's good to go.

The next videos will be a more in depth look at how it all works together."

Bleep Labs Thing-a-ma Kit DIY Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"I bought this little home DIY synth kit a few years ago and its just sat in my office in its original packaging. Time to get this little guy out there making some noise. Looks like a pretty easy to assemble kit but you will need soldering skills. First pic is what it can look like once assembled."

Vintage Kawai K3 Digital Synth (61-Key), KM-60 amp(4-chan), RC-2 cartridges

via this auction

CONDITION: excellent (borderline mint) physical and electronic condition
DIMENSIONS in mm/(inches): W 964 (~37.9) D 373 (~14.7) H 118 (~4.6)
WEIGHT: 15 kg (~33 lbs)
* TWO RC-2 cartridges (1 with all 50 sounds as indicated on sound menu card; 1 BLANK cartridge for storing sounds)
* Foot pedal
* Kawai-branded soft shell carrying case, plush interior
* Vinyl dust cover
* Original owner’s manual
* Plastic sound menu card

COMMENTS: Synthesizer is in excellent condition with NO visible push-buttons, and pitch bender wear. Most complete vintage Kawai K3 equipment currently searchable on the intranet! One owner; me.
Kawai KM-60 amp (4 channel):

CONDITION: good electronic and physical condition (see comments)
DIMENSIONS in mm/(inches): W 400 (~15.8) D 340 (~13.4) H 575 (~22.6)
WEIGHT: 21 kg (~46 lbs)

COMMENTS: Amp is in good condition, with noticeable ‘crackling’ upon volume adjustment. Once desired volume found, sound is stable. Equalizer and other channel inputs work fine. Carrying handle has one loose anchor; still functional.

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3 SN 6303 w/ MIDI

via this auction

"Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3 in Excellent condition

Get this Prophet 5 for 725 000 JPY shipping included by using transferwise
( Direct sale )

Refurbished and Serviced :

- Re-build of the Power supply.
- cleaning of the J-wire keybed.
- lubrication of the knob potentiometers.
- cleaning of the buttons contact."

Alesis Andromeda A6

via this auction

Akai AX73 Patch Demo

Published on Aug 26, 2018 Mark France

"This is a demo of some of the Akai AX73 patches"

via this auction

"Refurbished Akai AX73 Synthesizer for sale. Item has been dismantled, cleaned, replaced key contact strips and some keys, recapped PSU and added new faders. All 6 CEM 3394s running well, and circuitry in excellent condition. Internal battery is good.

This is one well built synthesizer, and the keyboard is a dream to play. Lots of features for a vintage 80s polysynth at this price point.

This synth is built for industrial music, and has lots of features that help contribute to it's gritty sound, including extreme resonance with its 4 pole filter. Please see my demos below for examples of this.

I have added a demo of some of the best built in sounds to show what it can do. I also added 20 unique patches in what I like to call an industrial suite, in patches 80-99. I have added a demo of these patches also. Please see my youtube channel for the other demos. You should find it via the attached video"

Korg Synthesizer Trident MK1 Synthesizer Pitch Bend Modulation Board

via this auction

"This board was removed from a non working Korg Trident MK1."

Fender Chroma Polaris SN 302665

via this auction

"The Chroma Polaris was the second synthesizer made by Fender/Rhodes after they took over ARP, following their classic Rhodes Chroma. It has a very ARP-like sound. Sounds can be layered up to 6 voices. It also has a simple real-time sequencer and 132 memory patches.

Polyphony - 6 voices
Oscillators - 2 VCO's: sawtooth / pw
LFO - Sine or square
Filter - 4-pole lowpass VCF: cutoff, resonance, env, keyboard, sweep + Attack, Decay, Sustain, Sustain Decay, Release
Keyboard - 61 keys w/ velocity
Memory - 132 patches
Control - MIDI (3 to 6 simultaneous patches)
Date Produced - 1984

Recently serviced by renowned tech Greg M of Analog Synth Service (membrane panel replacement, calibration, tuning) completed in May 2018.

Interior is clean, zero dust and corrosion. All boards look great, nearly brand new. Comes with power cord (not pictured).
Exterior is near pristine (some oxidation present on upper right of top panel) but overall excellent condotion (9/10) for a circa 1985-86 vintage instrument."

Korg Polysix with Midi Mod

via this auction

Elektron Analog Four MkII

via this auction

Akai Z4 Silver Face Sampler Synthesizer SN A0155-00535

via this auction

"512mb maximum RAM installed.
Built in hard drive with huge library.
Adat option installed.
USB and Scsi.
It comes with huge library that cost me more than the unit when I bought.
Please check the last photo for the library.
Symphony of voices
Heart of Asia
Heart of Africa
Virtouso strings
Analog synth
Sound effects
Bass library
Plus many more!

Dreadbox Erebus 3 Synthesizer Demos

Published on Oct 13, 2018 SYNTH ANATOMY

"Dreadbox will release in October the third version of the Erebus paraphonic analog Synthesizer."

See here for more.

The Deluge has an internal Mikrofon - Sunday Jam / Live Session

Published on Oct 14, 2018 Kapuzal

"Weil es so schön war, weil das erste nur schlecht umgesetztes Modulargespiele war (da hab ich einfach noch vieeeeeeeel zu lernen) und weil mich die Pferde heute versetzt haben... eine Sonntags Abend Jam / Session.. Ja, das geht gut ohne Digitakt Master, der macht jetzt einfach nur die Drums und a bissl Bass :-) love it

Because it was so nice, because the first was only poorly implemented Modular gimmick (because I've just sooooo much to learn already) and because the horses have put me today ... a Sunday evening Jam / Session .. Yes, that all works well without Digitakt Master, it just makes the drums and a bit bass :-) Deluge the new Master of Desaster :-)"

One Small Synth, Ep. 8: Bastl Microgranny

Published on Oct 14, 2018 Aidan Burns-Fulkerson

"This is the eighth installment in a micro-series diving deep into my collection of very small synthesizers and samplers. Each episode will explore one little music machine. There will be no talking, just music or noise, depending on the synth in question and your personal taste in sound.

The Bastl Microgranny is the most recent addition to my tiny synth family. It is a monophonic granular synthesizer/sampler, meaning that it can chop up samples into minuscule bits and play those bits back in different ways. It’s a really remarkable little device that can create crunchy and gritty renditions of any sound. It’s also able to interface with midi devices, allowing it to be played like any monophonic synth, using a midi keyboard or sequencer for control. For this demo, however, I’m going to stick with using the Microgranny as a stand-alone device to highlight its sound mangling abilities."

Dolcevita Synth Cover

Published on Oct 14, 2018 Medsound Music

Korg MicroKorg
Roland TR-8, JX-3P, & Juno-60

Deepmind 12 vs Juno 106: How to get similar tones

Published on Oct 14, 2018 Starsky Carr

Deepmind 12 vs Juno 106: How to get similar tones
Deepmind vs Juno 106 Part 2: Free patches - No talking [download here]

"A look at how to get some classic vintage tones from the DM12 by limiting its functionality to replicate the behaviour of the Juno 106 that inspired it.

They're not identical, they're not meant to be, and the DM12 has vast modulation capabilities, FX, extra envelopes, LFOs etc.. so I'm not trying to show how well they match - but if you've got one and you're wondering how to get some classic tones this may help.

1:50 Overview
4:45 Set-up as 106
7:15 Sawtooth
10:45 Square/Pulse
14:45 Sub
17:30 Noise
18:15 HPF
21:55 VCF
27:00 LFO
27:45 Some Sounds
32:36 Chorus + Pads

EWIUSB ARIA Duo / Nine Oyatsu Duets (オヤツな二重奏より)

Published on Oct 14, 2018 mkirino01

"Equipment: AKAI EWIUSB, and Apple Logic Pro9 (multitrack realtime MIDI recording)
Software synth.: ARIA(EWIUSB)
Songs: Oyatsu Duets. comp. by Kazuhiro Takeda (オヤツな二重奏, 武田和大 作曲)

[[ Oyatsu Duets (OD) ]]
0:00 OD#002 バウムクーヘンと山の神
0:27 OD#007 午後のお茶とアリガトウ
0:51 OD#013 お姉ちゃんのピアノでマーチング
1:32 OD#010 アーバンと夢の泡
2:17 OD#033 小股の切れ上がり
2:38 OD#012 てっぺんから紙ヒコーキ
3:06 OD#030 飴玉スキップ
3:22 OD#023 玉子ボーロ山盛り
3:48 OD#003 パクチー森のガムの見た夢

2 partのduo曲集ですが音源のARIAは1 partに4音色のレイヤーができるので、1 partに2〜4種の音色を重ねて吹奏しています。"

Fairlight Library III

Published on Oct 14, 2018 100 Things I Do

"A quick look at some sounds from the Fairlight III Library. I have used the Relab 480L Random Hall reverb on this clip. Just a quick look at a few sounds that interest me or call to be explored in the Fairlight III Factory Library!" Blck_Noir Sound Demo (no talking)

Published on Oct 14, 2018 Bonedo Synthesizers

Modular Synth Session 091

Published on Oct 13, 2018 Akihiko Matsumoto

Music by Akihiko Matsumoto

(Sequence: Ableton Live, Cycling'74 Max/MSP, 2hp Euclid, 2hp TM
Mix: Ableton Live
CV Converter: 2hp MIDI, Expert Sleepers ES-3
Drums: Ableton
Synth1: Braids - Curtis Filter
Synth2: General CV - Morpheus
Bass: Piston Honda mk3
Guitar: Ableton
Noise1: One
Noise2: Owl Modular
Noise3: Manis Iteritas
Noise4: benjolin
Effect: Custom M4L on Ableton
MIDI Controller: novation LAUNCH CONTROL XL
Reverb: Eventide Blackhole
Limitter: iZotope Ozone8
Camera: Sony a7RII (Ultrawide Heliar)

Echoes Podcast Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Wendy Carlos' Switched-On Bach

"It was 1968 when Wendy Carlos took her Moog synthesizer and applied it to the contrapuntal music of Johann Sebastian Bach. The album was called Switched-On Bach and it changed the shape of modern music forever. It took synthesizers out of the world of sound effects and the avant-garde and into the mass market. Switched-On Bach was the herald of the future and made Robert Moog’s invention synonymous with synthesizer. We celebrate the album’s 50th Anniversary with Wendy Carlos in the Echoes Podcast" Click through to listen.

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